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in the next hour. >>> imagine that. this tuesday in washington when president obama delivers what some are calling the most important state of the union address of his entire presidency. you'll be sitting in front of the television watching. his advisors say he take on some of our country's most controversial issues including taxes, spending, immigration, and of course, gun control. but he'll need help from congress if he wants to then get it all done. bob kusack is the managing editor of the hill and a good friend of program. good morning, bob. >> good morning. >> how important is this? what's the dinners between this state of the union -- what's the difference between this state of the union and the ones delivered previously? >> this is probably the most important speech of his second term. the time is now for president obama. he's got the political momentum. there's actually some bi-partisanship break out on capitol hill as well as on gun control and immigration. he has to move quickly. he's got the stage, you know. we're not talking about 2016 and about a year from now. we'll be ta
, well, they're digging in for a very long fight. >> jamie: they are, kelly. and president obama and congressional democrats working to persuade the public that the cut would harm defense and key programs and republicans accusing the president of campaigning rather than negotiating and molly henneberg has that story live for us in washington. what's the latest? >> hi, jamie, hi, kelly. president obama is trying to turn up the heat on republicans, saying all it would take is a quote, little compromise to avoid those 85 billion dollars in spending cuts. the president wants more tax hikes included in any kind of compromise, and posed these questions to republicans who only want spending cuts. >> are republicans in congress willing to let these fall on our kids' schools and mental health care just to prevent tax loopholes. are they willing to slash, because they refuse tax cuts for big oil companies, seriously prepared to put more pain on the middle class because they refuse to put more on those at the top. and they say that americans have been hit with tax increases the beginning of
in coming to the table. >> they haven't been in the previous four years the obama administration the previous eight years of the bush administration and the previous eight years of clinton administration. i can continue to go back, so i do not think they he are serious about negotiating. it just gives them more time. >> reporter: the general says the u.s. along with other nations should use covert operations to thwart iran's nuclear development. gregg? >> molly henneberg. thanks. >>> the white house says it expects the senate to confirm president obama's nominee for defense secretary. white house press secretary jay carney defending former republican senator chuck hagel saying that he will be an excellent pentagon chief. now, this comes after a fiery confirmation hearing with members of the senate armed services committee. he faced some tough questions including this one from senator james imhoff. >> why do you think the rainan foreign ministry strongly supports your nomination to be the secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics senator. i hav
have weighed in one viewer writes, no, because obama will cut essential services just to spite the republicans and u.s. citizens. and justin disagrees though, saying, entirely overhyped not enough cuts and yes, sequestration overhype not nearly as dramatic. and that's going to do it for me, make it a great day, i'm u uma. >> fox news alert. new concerns over iran as the country announces plans, it's going to expand the nuclear program after discovering 16 new uranium sites like this, that the the country say they're ideal for building a range of power plants for the next 15 years and comes at a time of already increased tension as iran's powerful revolutionary guard begins military exercises and aimed at the boosting the country's combat readiness, a full report on the developments and that's coming up for you later in this hour. >> . >> jamie: first, and welcome everybody. there's a major showdown brewing in washington and it's looming spending cuts are set to kick in automatically on march 1st, i'm jamie colby and this is a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >
, and possibly a new secretary of defense, the obama administration wants a diplomatic success, quote/unquote, which you can achieve by giving into your adversary's position. >> they say the democratic mat tick could be a success. you mentioned john kerry embarking on this trip. what do you think he'll propose on the trip in dealing with the nuclear issue? >> i'm worried what will happen is by legit myselfing the iranian program you increase the risk iran will get to nuclear weapons very quickly. the example of north korea, we've seen their third nuclear test within the past days. that once you get to a certain point, people begin to accept that you are a nuclear power. that's what the north north kors have counted on in the face of stiffer sanctions imposed. the lesson for iran is keep plugging ahead and they'll overcome the west's opposition. once that happens, everything in the middle east changes. >> you've raise add great point, the sanctions against north korea have been much stronger than tehran. they've had three tests already. >> yeah, look, the sanctions against iran are hav
this week, president obama said congress should get rid of tax breaks like this one. >> save hundreds of billions of dollars by getting rid of tax loopholes and deductions for the well off and the well connected. >> president obama has benefited tremendously from his popularity on social media and tax experts say that might be why he let's facebook get away with billion dollars tax breaks like this one. >> the president certainly had a double standard when it comes to picking out examples that help him advance his policy agenda. he often points to oil and gas companies taking questionable deductions, which are perfectly legal under the law. but he leaves out other companies like facebook that pay a low effective tax rate, but doesn't go after, again, which are perfectly legal and justified deductions, doesn't point them out and make them an example the same way does he in an industry like oil and gas. >> facebook got a $1 billion tax break in 2012. they carried over $2.2 billion in breaks to use in future years. so far facebook spokesperson has declined comment about the big tax brea
questions over president obama's second term agenda. what it is exactly. his administration is clearly last week and this week focused on new gun control proposals, and major immigration reform legire saying the economy should be issue number one. take a look at these numbers. the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% last month. the nation's gdp shrank 1% during the fourth quarter, and u.s. debt is approaching 16.5 trillion dollars. we report, you decide. david hawkings here to help us out, editor of daily briefing. great to see you, david. good morning. >> nice to be with you, jamie. >> i want to start by can go you about the president's push this week. he'll make the tour on gun control. he talked last week about immigration. does he have those two right? >> does he have those two right in terms of boosting the economy? >> well, no. in his position and his proposals are those issues that we should take care of in the way he's proposing? >> well, that's not for me to decide, but it certainly seems as though at the moment, his immigration proposal is more in line with the public's thinking t
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